The Château d’Audrieu is a listed historic monument that has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment program to recapture the finery of its early 18th-century interior.
The property cultivates a sizable kitchen garden, from which the chef personally harvests vegetables and herbs ranging from beets, through cherry tomatoes, fennel, gherkins, green beans, and zucchini, to home grown raspberries and strawberries. In celebration of Normandy’s traditions, the château also produces significant volumes of organic cider. Developing the artisan theme, the property—conscious of the reduction in Europe’s bee populations—has installed its own hives in a biodiverse environment where bees can thrive; these yielded their first honey last spring. And, to further promote its homegrown apples, along with its roses, the château has launched its own line of flavored organic tea.